Timothy M. Smith

Timothy M. Smith

AMA Affiliated Groups

Contributing News Writer,

Timothy contributes news stories on a freelance basis. He was a senior staff writer at the AMA from 2016 to 2017 and has more than 10 years’ experience writing about health care. He previously served as director of communications for Venice Family Clinic, the then-largest free clinic in the country, where he wrote extensively about accessibility of care, health care reform and health policy. He is a graduate of Indiana University.

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Patient Support & Advocacy

COVID-19 misinformation: What physicians can do to stop it

Fibs about the pandemic are almost as transmissible as the disease itself. Learn with the AMA what to say in the exam room and online to slow their spread.

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Public Health

Sepsis survival has lessons for severe COVID-19 care, recovery

Learn with the AMA how data on recovery from sepsis can—and should—inform policies and practices in COVID-19 intensive care and recovery programs.

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Public Health

Why distributing a SARS-CoV-2 vaccine will be global challenge

Deciding which countries, and which workers, will get it first is fraught with tough decisions. Learn more with the AMA.

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Public Health

Are your patients lonely during COVID-19? They’re not alone

Loneliness is an increasingly shared American experience. Learn with the AMA how to talk about it with patients and policymakers.

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Accelerating Change in Medical Education

You’re an academic coach. Do you know which questions to ask?

Academic coaching requires assertiveness but also restraint. Learn how to guide medical student and resident coachees to self-discovery.

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Public Health

Dr. Ezekiel Emanuel: “Bottleneck” issues ahead for COVID-19 vaccine

The renowned health policy and medical ethics expert details the challenges to expect if a safe, effective SARS-CoV-2 vaccine earns approval.

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Accelerating Change in Medical Education

Coaching programs can make learners happier. Know where to start.

Learn with the AMA and experienced academics about what questions to ask early on to ensure your academic coaching program succeeds in the long term.

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Public Health

FDA chief updates doctors on COVID-19 tests, treatments, vaccines

In a call with physicians, FDA Commissioner Stephen M. Hahn, MD, offered some clues about what’s in the pipeline.

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